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Beach activities are prohibited after 5 o'clock

Salim Mvurya, the cabinet secretary for mining, the blue economy, and maritime affairs, has put a ban on any beach activities after 5 o'clock.

Speaking to the media in Diani, Kwale County, Mvurya said that ocean swimming and boat trips would not be permitted after 5pm.

The CS also cautioned boat owners to make sure their boats are certified and examined before offering boat excursions to tourists during the holiday season.

"No vessel shall be permitted to transport tourists in the Indian Ocean without life jackets and other safety equipment. Before they can be used for rides, all boats must be checked for compliance, according to Mvurya.

Mvurya stated that the Ministry and tourism industry partners have put in place measures to guarantee the security of vacationers along the Indian Ocean beaches.

Mvurya's instruction follows the capsizing of a boat on Sunday evening at the Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach, also known as "Pirates Beach," where two individuals perished by drowning around 5.40pm.

Abdulshakur Haji, 55, and Mohamed Sabir, 35, who both died, were Memons who had traveled to Mombasa for Christmas Day festivities before the incident.

The 12-person Nairobi family had reserved lodging at a seaside hotel close by. In critical condition, one family member has been admitted to a Mombasa hospital. However, it is said that all six of the saved children are safe and sound in a stable.

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